It wasn’t all bad for the Tigers in 2023. Spencer Torkelson woke up and started hitting home runs. Kerry Carpenter hit 20 home runs. Tarik Skubal looked great after spending time on the IL to begin the season. Matt Manning looked good before getting hurt, and I still believe that Riley Greene has All-Star potential.
I loved the Tigers first-round pick last July, Max Clark. He looks a lot like Riley Greene with a chance to be an impact player. Colt Keith is just about ready, and Jackson Jobe shoved it last season. You heard me…shoved it. You can argue that he was among the best pitchers in the minor leagues. Throw in the likely return of Casey Mize, and I like the nucleus of the team.
Of course, they have to deal with the bad signing of Javier Baez, but on the bright side, Miguel Cabrera will be off the books. It’s a .500 team with a chance for more in 2024. Remember, it doesn’t take much to compete in the AL Central.
- Top Prospect: Max Clark
- Biggest Mover: Jackson Jobe
- Biggest Disappointment: Dillon Dingler
- Emerging Prospect: Seth Stephenson